Surreal Apparitions: The Artwork of Alexander Nikolov

CITY_1_©_Alexander_Nikolov CITY 1 | 2015 | A4 size | Double exposure | © Alexander Nikolov

“I am Alexander Nikolov from Sofia, Bulgaria. I was born in October, 1987. I have been interested in photography since 2006. I studied photography in Sofia, graduating with a Master of Photographic Art. Since then I have focused on contemporary photography and in minimalistic and surrealistic photography. I use both digital and analog cameras. My work has been selected for photographic exhibitions, contests and magazines.”

Check out more of Alexander’s work at Instagram.


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ENTRANCE TO MY CHILDHOOD | 2015 | 20×20 cm size | Double exposure | © Alexander Nikolov

 

Most of my works are digital. I’m using old scanned photos and then give them а new life with а new ideas of mine. I found the photos on the flea markets, in the antique shops.

 

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FRIENDS OF MY MIND 2 | 2017 | A4 size | Digital collage© Alexander Nikolov

 

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FRIENDS OF MY MIND 1 | 2017 | A4 size | Digital collage© Alexander Nikolov

 

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FRIENDS OF MY MIND 3 | 2017 | A4 size | Digital collage© Alexander Nikolov

 

Music is very important for me. When I create my collages I am listening to it. Especially De Beren Gieren, their music is great and brings a lot of inspiration to me.

 

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FRIENDS OF MY MIND 4 | 2017 | 20×20 cm size | Digital collage | © Alexander Nikolov

 

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FRIENDS OF MY MIND 5 | 2017 | A4 size | Digital collage© Alexander Nikolov

 

Digitally created collages inspired by great painters like Rene Magritte, Max Ernst and the great author – the Imagination. Well I really have to mention the imagination, because it is very nice to have it.

 

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FRIENDS OF MY MIND 6 | 2017 | A4 size | Digital collage© Alexander Nikolov

 

I mean that is very useful to have it. Especially after a boring workday. That happened to me. Collages inspired by books, music, art and some memories. I am traveling late in the night, when the entrance to my thoughts is open.

 

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FRIENDS OF MY MIND 7 | 2017 | A4 size | Digital collage© Alexander Nikolov

 

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FRIENDS OF MY MIND 8 | 2017 | A4 size | Digital collage© Alexander Nikolov

 

My collages are digitally created thoughts on a computer or in some cases on my phone.

 

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LAKE 1 | 2016 | 20×20 cm size | Double exposure | © Alexander Nikolov

 

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WE WERE HERE 1 | 2017 | 30×40 cm | Digital retouch | © Alexander Nikolov

 

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WE WERE HERE 2 | 2017 | 30×40 cm | Digital retouch | © Alexander Nikolov

 

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WE WERE HERE 3 | 2017 | 30×40 cm | Digital retouch | © Alexander Nikolov

I love to show the collages to my friends and to the people and to hear their opinion. It is very inspiring.